Mac and Cheese

I am on a mission…

Yes – you read correctly, to find and make the World’s BEST mac and cheese!

Since this is one of my all-time favorite foods and of course, it generally works well for a household with 3/5 of the members under 7 years old – I’m looking for a few things:

1) Easy to make
2) Tastes great
3) Simple ingredients
4) My kiddos will eat it!
5) And most importantly – plenty of ooey-gooey cheesiness

So, I will be sharing some recipes over the next few months with the discoveries that I’ve made. Including the mac and cheese that I was raised on and usually my ‘go-to’!

I decided to start off with a REALLY simple recipe and one that comes from my hub’s side of the family.

Amish Macaroni & Cheese
2 cups (uncooked) macaroni
4 cups milk
1/2 stick butter
3/4 lb. velveeta
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350, put 1/2 stick of butter in a 9×13 baking dish and put in oven for a few minutes until melted. Remove from oven and add 2 cups of macaroni (uncooked). Shake it around until coated with the butter.

Add 4 cups of milk to this baking dish, 3/4 lb. velveeta (chunked), salt and pepper. Mix around a little and put back in oven. Cover with foil and bake for 40 min. Uncover and bake another 5 min. to brown the top and for it to thicken up.

 Let it sit and cool a few minutes before serving. This will also help it continue to thicken a little.

There you  have it! This recipe gets an A+ in simple and easy to prep. You only dirty one dish, the ingredients are simple, it takes very little time to make and if you have milk going out of date – it’s a great way to use it up! My thing about this mac and cheese is that I’m a fan of the real deal when it comes to cheese so; it only gets a C+ for ooey-gooey cheesiness. But – the simplicity of this recipe may win out and it does taste good – so, why don’t you give it a try and let me know what you think!

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  1. We’re on a low calorie diet to try to lose a bit of weight around here, so I’m afraid my portion would have to be too small worth making it..bummer! Sounds great though!

  2. It looks yummy and I am sure it better than our typical Shells’n’cheese.

  3. I had no idea you could make mac and cheese without first cooking the macaroni – I can’t wait to try this!
    Funny that you did mac & cheese today because I have had my recipe post ready for a while and just hadn’t posted it – so you your post inspired me to post mine – THANKS!

  4. It lppls great. and it’s a great dinner meal

  5. You have to try pioneer womans, and use Kraft “classic melt blend” shredded cheese. It was soooo good!

  6. Is this Mac and Cheese day?? Looks good I have used uncooked pasta in other recipes but not Mac and Cheese Thanks

  7. My youngest would live on mac and cheese if we let him:-) So I am always on the lookout for different homemade ones…even if he just prefers the blue box:-)

  8. I’m not a big fan of mac & cheese, but that looks really tasty.

  9. YUMMY! I posted a link to this recipe on my blog…thru my pinterest board.
    Thanks!
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

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